Have yet to fight her. Based on how things have typically gone with the Val's on give me a challenge, I've been patiently moving through the rest of them to eventually get absolutely wrecked by their queen. lol
These are the next two I have to fight. The gas realm I was not a fan of and was the first time I dropped the challenge mode to give me a story for a short period until I got some better gear. Then I put the challenge more back up. We'll see how this goes with the gas Val. If the other's weren't tough enough without the gas, I have a feeling this one is really gunna push the limits.
Give me a challenge mode was definitely more fun for me. I died a lot on the first couple Val's before I realized I couldn't just hack and slash my way through them and had to be more strategic. Once I figured it out, it was really fun. I got so close a couple times before they took me out, but I wouldn't come equipped to revive because I didn't want to make it any easier. After the first couple Val's it only took a couple attempts for the one's following, but none were easy, as I never had all that much health when the fight was complete. The Val's definitely get more aggressive as the fight goes on and you have to be on your toes near the end of the encounter or they'll Valhalla you to death. lol
Sounds like your having a better time. I didn't want to spoil anything for you, as I find that experiencing as you go tends to be more fun, aside from not completely understanding the mechanics and being held back by that lack of knowledge.
1. The blades are more fun but the axe is very useful, you just need to learn how to use it strategically. Going back and forth between them quickly makes combat way more efficient and you can just slaughter groups of enemies.
2. The two witches are tough. I saved them for later on in the game. There were two or three frost reavers near a dragon that I also left until later. Some of the purples are doable so I did them when I could as well. A really tough fight now and again keeps it interesting.
3. I had a good idea of where you were, and that you wouldn't be going to Jotenheim next, but I wasn't going to spoil that. You're somewhere around 50% give or take.
Yes, the gas realm is dreadfull. Everything you need to do to be able to fight the Val there is a lot. And she is one of the strongest.
And yes all Vals are "immune" to hack and slash. You really need to learn their attacks, animations and counters.
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